Adderall 30 mg (Amphetamine)
What is Adderall?
Adderall is a prescription medication that contains two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. It’s most commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This medication is considered to be a first-choice treatment option for ADHD.
Adderall is also effective for increasing daytime wakefulness in people with narcolepsy, although there is little related research available.
Adderall comes in two forms:
- Adderall oral tablet
- Adderall XR extended-release oral capsule
Side effect of Adderall
Adderall can cause mild or serious side effects. The following list contains some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Adderall. This list doesn’t include all possible side effects.
For more information on the possible side effects of Adderall, or tips on how to deal with a troubling side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Here are few common side effects:
- Lack of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Weight loss
These side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Most serious side effects
This include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Muscle breakdown
- Aggressive behaviour
- Delusional thinking
Adderall is safe to use long term when taken at doctor-recommended dosages. Long-term use of Adderall or other stimulants may cause some changes in the brain, such as decreases in the amount of the chemical messenger dopamine.
When Adderall is misused or abused, long-term use can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Inappropriate use can lead to many serious side effects, including:
- Heart damage
- Trouble sleeping
If you’ve been taking high doses of this medication and you stop taking it, you may have withdrawal symptoms. These can include:
How to take Adderall
The intake of adderall most depend on the form you are using
- For Adderall tablets:
- The tablets are usually taken one to three times daily. The first dose should be taken in the morning after first waking up. Any additional doses should be spread out and taken every four to six hours.
- Try not to take Adderall tablets later in the evening. This can cause trouble falling asleep at bedtime.
Caution: Adderall can interact with several other medications. It can also interact with certain supplements as well as some foods. Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some can interfere with how well a drug works, while others can cause increased side effects.